Elizabeth KIRSCHNER


Elizabeth Kirschner has published three collections of poem, "Twenty Colors," "Postal Routes," and "Slow Risen Among the Smoke Trees" all with Carnegie Mellon University Press. Her chapbook, "The Red Dragon" has just been released by "Permafrost." Her poems have appeared widely in numerous national and international journals and she teaches at Boston College.

She has set her own poetry to Robert Schumann's "Dichterliebe", which will have its world premiere on September 20th in Vienna. The soprano, Linda Balliro, will perform the piece and its American premiere will occur on October 14th at St. Paul's Church in Brookline, MA. Soprano Jean Danton will sing it accompanied by pianist Thomas Strumpf. It is gender-neutral and written with fresh, evocative and haunting language. In addition, Elizabeth Kirschner has collaborated with the composer Thomas Oboe Lee, with Paul Wehage for a cycle of "American Songs" and is currenty writing a libretto based on Milton's "Samson Agonistes" in collaboration with Carson P. Cooman.


Elizabeth Kirschner's Twenty Colors is a first book quite remarkable among first books for its consistency and maturity of voice. The beautiful contradictions in these poems are conveyed with much poise, confidence, and courage as the poet maintains a stance that is at once tough and tender, mediating between a gentle embracing of disappointment and a mistrust toward any promise of paradise.

--Nance Van Winckel, Shenandoah


"Taken all together,
the suite of poems in "Slow Risen Among the Smoke Trees" comprises a sort of lyric novel, tracing the evolution of a character and those she loves across the deepening changes wrought by time. Elizabeth Kirschner's gorgeous ear is tuned to a language of the inner life which is unmistakably her own; she listens accutely to the unfurlings, fears and flowerings of the spirit."
Mark Doty


Works by Elizabeth KIRSCHNER published by Musik Fabrik


Paul Wehage : American Songs for Soprano, Alto Saxophone and Piano/pour Soprano, Saxophone Alto et Piano

Cycle of Eight songs to poems in English by Elizabeth Kirschner/cycle de huit mélodies en anglais, textes d'Elizabeth Kirschner

Duration/Durée : ca 30:00

2995

 

Dichterliebe in Four Seasons: music by Robert Schumann set to original poetry by Elizabeth Kirschner for Voice and Piano (English Text)/musique de Robert Schumann, poésies originales d'Elizabeth Kirscher pour Voix et Piano set of two performance scores - 2995

Just Now For SATB Chorus and Orchestra (Music by Carson Cooman/English Text by Elizabeth Kirshner/pour Choeur mixte et Orchestre (Musique de Carson Cooman/texte en anglais d'Elizabeth Kirschner) (2222.2220/Timp/1perc/Strings): Study Score/partition d'étude 12.95

Orchestal parts on Rental/Matériel d'orchestre en location

Just Now For SATB Chorus and Orchestra (Music by Carson Cooman/English Text by Elizabeth Kirshner/pour Choeur mixte et Orchestre (Musique de Carson Cooman/texte en anglais d'Elizabeth Kirschner) (2222.2220/Timp/1perc/Strings): Set of Six Chorus Parts with Piano reduction/Jeux de Six parties chorales avec reduction de piano14.95

NB : The Piano reduction provided is for rehearsal purposes only and may not be used for performance/La reduction pour piano inclue est seulement pour faciliter les répétition et ne pas pas être utiliser pour des concerts

Orchestal parts on Rental/Matériel d'orchestre en location

Lingering, Lonely Callings for Voice and Piano ((Music by Carson Cooman/English texts by Elizabeth Kirschner)/pour Voix et Piano (textes en anglais d'Elizabeth Kirschner)

set of two scores : 19.95

Orbiting Paradise, For Soprano/Trumpet in Bb or C and Piano (Music by Carson Cooman/English Text by Elizabeth Kirshner)/pour Voix de Soprano, Trompette en Sib ou Ut et Piano 14.95

This Dusk for Mezzo-Soprano and Guitar (Music by Carson Cooman/English Text by Elizabeth Kirshner) /pour Mezzo-Soprano et Guitare (Musique de Carson Cooman/texte en anglais d'Elizabeth Kirschner) set of two performing scores 6.95

Tempt Me for Soprano, Tenor and Piano (Music by Carson Cooman/English Text by Elizabeth Kirshner)/pour Soprano, Ténor et Piano (Musique de Carson Cooman/texte en anglais d'Elizabeth Kirschner) 9.95 (set of three scores)

Waxing and Waning for Baritone and Piano (Music by Carson Cooman/English Text by Elizabeth Kirshner)/pour Baryton et Piano (Musique de Carson Cooman/texte en anglais d'Elizabeth Kirschner) 9.95 (set of two scores)



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